A man in Kapoeta South County, in Namorunyang State, is reported to have escaped into neighboring Kenya after allegedly murdering a widow whom he recently inherited after the death of her husband.

According to witnesses, the man who has only been identified as Geoffrey, killed Hellen at their home near East Gate, accusing her of infidelity.

The incident happened on Wednesday, moments after a neighbour visited their home, after which the man accused the deceased of cheating with the man and hacked her with a panga before tying her body to the bed.

The man stabbed the deceased on the neck and thigh with a kitchen knife.

A resident said that he saw the accused leaving the home after the incident, claiming that he lied to them that the woman had sent him to the market.

The body was moved to the state’s mortuary.